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Pottery Class in At Kiln 「陶芸教室 – アットキルン/青山 」

I have been interested in taking a pottery class for a long time but I never found the right studio… until a couple of weeks ago.

At Kiln, in Aoyama, is a cozy cafe and gallery/store on the ground floor and a lovely pottery studio on the 2F.

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I was at At Kiln before for coffee and love the place so it didn’t take me long to sign up for a hand-building pottery class and invite my friend Lori to join me.

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Such a lovely studio!

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The class lasted two hours and we got enough clay for two big bowls or plates or four smaller plates.

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Here are the samples of the ceramic molds and the glazing you can choose for your pottery

I choose to do two plates with the method “Tatara” that involves the use of molds. Once my plate was finished, it was time for decorating it with stamps and other available tools.

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My ceramic mold for the plates. I’m so ready to start!

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Shapping my awesome plate

So many stamps to choose from!

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So I got a little bit carried away …

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I now know how much work it actually takes to produce a decent piece of pottery and I have to say I’m satisfied with my plates.

Voila! I’m picking them up in a few weeks ♡

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楽しい!!

You can find the information about At Kiln’s pottery classes in their website. They have classes on Weekdays (except Wednesday) and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

I’d like to thank At Kiln’ s staff who kindly let me shoot their lovely studio… ありがとうございます!!

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All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

 

4 Comments

  1. Hi Maria! Is the class taught in Japanese? If so, is there any chance someone with beginner-level Japanese (aka, me) might be able to follow along well enough? Sounds like so much fun!

    • Hi Alyssa! Our teacher that day didn’t speak much English but don’t let this stop you. She showed us in detail all the steps so if you don’t completely understand what she says you can see what she’s doing and do that with your clay. I totally recommend it. Go, have fun and then have coffee downstairs 🙂

  2. Awesome! I’ve always wanted to try pottery! It must be difficult to get it to look nice and smooth?

    • Hi Inger! long time! Hope you’re doing well. Since I’m beginner the clay was wedged and rolled for us so it wasn’t that hard. Then you just need to be patient to make it look nice and centered. You’d try it over there! Cheers xo

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